What books should I bring to the hospital?
In case you missed it, I’m having surgery tomorrow! I’m having a hemorrhaging disc cut into to remove the part that is pressing on the nerve that runs to my big toe. Turns out you kind of need that nerve! I’ll be staying one night in the hospital and then several days chilling out and not really doing much besides being sure not to hunch while I sit. Therefore, I must read :D.
However, I’ve been warned that they’ll have me on as many painkillers and relaxers as necessary to keep me completely pain free since pain increases your stress level and decreases the amount your body puts towards healing. Therefore, I might be kind of out of it, but probably not as out of it as they say. I have found that I get very few mental side effects from narcotics and relaxants, so I have evidence to back up my confidence ;-). I still want help deciding what books to bring to the hospital and then to the fiancee’s while I recuperate though!
There is a fair amount of middle grade sitting on my review pile and it seems like a good choice when I won’t be at 100% mental capacity, hehe. Here are what I have to consider:
So yeah, lots of middle grade to choose from! I need to hear from you, which of these are particularly awesome? Which have illustrations (do you know if the ARC has them?)?
Books I Really Want to Read
Then there is always the stack of books I’ve been wanting to read for a long while but haven’t gotten to. This could be the perfect chance to read them :D. However, they can’t be too complicated since I’ll probably be pretty mentally tired. So the ones that are really engrossing but pretty quick, I need your thoughts!
I need to be sure that a book won’t have crying in it though (and I cry easily!) since that probably will pull at stitches D:. So I need advice on which of these will easily hold my interest, not be too hard to read (big words bad ;-) ), and not involve crying that could hurt stitches!
Or maybe I should just stick to the ones on my Kindle so that I don’t have to make other people carry around books…. But it will be other people carrying the books sooooooo, that’s okay right? ;-)
Wish me luck and tell me which of these you think I should read first! I’ll update you all as soon as I’m coherent and settled at home :) <3. And if the worst should happen, remember that I love you!
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